Sonja Yokum, Ph.D., has been a research associate at ORI since 2006 when she joined ORI as a Post-doc. Sonja got her doctorate in Psychology and Health in from the University of Tilbuerg in The Netherlands in 2006. Sonja conducts correlational and prospective studies on the correlates and predictors of eating pathology and obesity and has particular expertise in brain imaging and in fMRI paradigm design, acquisition, and analysis. She has been involved in several prospective fMRI studies to identify risk factors for future increases in eating disorders and body mass. When not in the lab, Dr. Yokum enjoys spending time with her husband and two young children. When she has time and/or energy left over, she enjoys music, painting, relaxing, and travelling.